Charming home with beautiful furnishings and artwork throughout. Large Master bedroom with king size bed, master bathroom suite includes walk-in closet and vanity. Second Bedroom with comfy queen size bed and full sized bathroom with tub/shower steps away. High speed interned, cable tv with 48" Smart TV in living room. Fine linens and towels. Fully equipped newly remodeled kitchen. You will feel relaxed in this peaceful home the moment you enter the front door. The home boasts close proximity to Siesta Key Beaches as well as many other local beaches such as Lido Beach, Nokomis Beach, Venice Beach and Manasota Key Beaches. It is also close to a public golf course, shopping, malls, movie theatres, and Costco. Three grocery stores and several options for international dining nearby. Downtown Sarasota is less than 7 miles away with all its cultural offerings including various theatres, the Sarasota Opera House, ballet, Mote Marine and John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art just to name a few.
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beautifully Landscaped With Private Backyard, Wood Floors
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About Mara Bjornstad
I have been a Sarasota resident off and on since the early 1970's. I keep coming back for the best winters. For instance, you can have Thanksgiving dinner outside.I have enjoyed being a world traveler and designer for over 40 years. It has been a joy for me to furnish and design this home using many eclectic influences.
Mara Bjornstad purchased this House in 2015
Why Mara Bjornstad chose Gulf Gate Estates
This home has a charming layout with lots of natural light in a unique, old Florida neighborhood with fruit trees and tropical flowers including a large private, fenced back yard. Quaint, restful, and fully equipped for ease of use.
What makes this House unique
As a lover and philanthropist for the arts, this home includes paintings from famous New York artist, Busser Howell. The house also includes local nature photography by Mara Bjornstad. The sitting room is particularly peaceful and comfy. We have included a variety of books, cds, and magazines for tranquil moments after returning from a great day at Siesta Beach.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful home with a wonderful Florida atmosphere.
My husband and I as well as his sister and brother in law found the home roomy and comfortable. It was in a nice neighborhood as well as being beautifully decorated. It was so nice to have a garage for our vehicle. Because we spent all our days sightseeing we did not use the beautiful patio. There is much to see and some wonderful restaurants nearby.
Clean, comfortable, close to everything, and the gardens were wonderful. Look forward to staying there again.
Beautiful Home, Quiet Neighborhood, Very welcoming
The title of this home is Peaceful Garden Oasis and in fact that’s what it is.. When we first arrived, it was like serenity. Beautiful front yard, with an arrange of flowers and plants and the color of the home felt as if you were on the beach. It was an inviting feeling. The inside of the home was just why we needed. It was a relaxing calm effect, which felt like vacation although we were in the area for business. The owner supplied all the essentials you could possibly need. We rented other homes in the past and never was supplied with a good amount of home essentials. The home was also very clean. The backyard also had a calming relaxing decor to it. We wished we could’ve utilized it more, but the weather was a little chilly the week we stayed. As for the owner, she responded quickly and kept us abreast of anything that was going on such as trash day and gardener arrival. I can go on and on about this home, but one would have to experience for themself. It was definitely a good pick!
Home Away From Home
My husband and I took the leap this year and decided to escape the cold Vermont winters for an entire month! Being a business owner, we knew that this would have to be a work/play getaway; and this property provided us with the perfect setting! We particularly enjoyed the beautiful view from large window in the kitchen into the gorgeous backyard; and we made sure that our computer was placed so that we could look outside! The house itself is beautifully decorated and comfortable (including the beds), and the location is perfect for exploring the area. We spent many of our days exploring and traveling up and down the coastline checking out the varied beaches. We are cyclists, and the proximity of the Legacy Trail was perfect for a day trip to Venice. The garage was a huge bonus for us to safely house our bikes and various exercise equipment that we tend to travel with. Although this property is not right on the beach, it is very close; and it allows you to escape the hubbub at the end of the day. We would definitely return to this well-cared for home.
Plenty of TLC evident at Peaceful Garden Oasis
From the moment we stepped into Peaceful Garden Oasis we felt at home. We experienced a soothing ambiance created by all the things "done right" working together in this house. We felt no urge to leave the house early in the morning, and we looked forward to returning at the end of the day. We especially relished just "staying home" on the cool, wet, windy days when we read many of the interesting books provided. The house is beautifully decorated and very clean, but it has a relax-and-put-your-feet-up-live-in-me feel. It is easy to be "on vacation" in such a place. Even cooking and doing laundry were easy with the top quality appliances provided. Having a garage and yard were bonuses not found at hotels and condos where we have stayed before. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly with easy access to shopping, restaurants, golf, and, most importantly, the white sand of Siesta Key Beach. February flew by and we were not really ready to leave. We definitely recommend Peaceful Garden Oasis and plan to return there. Mara and Lucia truly care about creating peaceful, beautiful spaces in which people can relax and rejuvenate, and they personally manage the property with plenty of TLC.
Beautiful Vacation House
I stayed in this home with my three daughters. It was so nicely decorated, clean, and comfortable. We were thrilled it was so close to the most beautiful beaches. We were able to relax and feel at home. The yard is so beautiful with many trees, flowers, and plants. My girls enjoyed trying to catch the cute little lizards and frogs. This place had every amenity from beach towels, washer/dryer, magazines, books, sun screen, aloe vera, fully stocked kitchen with dishes, cups, pots and pans. It just made our trip so much more comfortable and easy.
I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to stay in Sarasota, FL. It's close to restaurants and shopping. And the BEACH!!!